Bodysense Pilates Studio, Bethlehem, Tauranga

Pilates Tauranga
The Pilates Promise

“In 10 sessions you will feel the difference,
in 20 you will see the difference, in 30 
you’ll be on your way to having a whole New Body”
(Joseph H Pilates)

Jen Moon

I am very happy to share my story of my journey with Pilates, especially if I can encourage someone to just bite the bullet and give a Pilates a try.

I have never really taken to exercise well, never very disciplined even when I know how beneficial and good it makes me feel.  I have spent years going to the Gym off and on, but as soon as I lose the rhythm I just let it go.  I certainly enjoyed the strength it gave me but would never keep going.

One my colleagues who taught Pilates, said to me I should give Pilates a go.  I didn’t know too much about Pilates and said yes I should.  However, I am a procrastinator and never got around to it.  One particular day she mentioned this to me again.  I confessed to my procrastination and later that day I received a call, “I’m at the studio, let’s make an appointment”.

It is now 4 years later and I have been consistently going to Pilates twice a week and now attend three times a week.  I hate missing a class.   To my surprise, I love it.  I feel great.  I have core strength, energy and flexibility.  I am 61 and am really noticing how important this has become, especially as I watch others of a similar age and how stiff they are becoming.

A few years ago I underwent breast surgery and treatment.  I found having that strength, having energy and flexibility helped me to cope and bounce back pretty quickly from the operations and the ongoing treatments I was able to manage these very well.

I have met so many lovely people and have formed good friendships from doing the classes – in fact we have now moved on to ongoing coffee treats following a class.

I encourage you to give Pilates a try – you too might be in for a good surprise.